Int J Med Sci 2020; 17(16):2449-2453. doi:10.7150/ijms.45449

Research Paper

The first cohort of the COVID-19 patients in Vietnam and the national response to the pandemic

Ngoc Huy Nguyen1,2✉, Thong Van Nguyen1, An Quang Nguyen1, Phuong Van Nguyen3, Tuan Ngoc Minh Nguyen1✉

1. General Hospital of Phutho, Vietnam.
2. Department of Health, Phutho province, Vietnam.
3. 108 Military Central Hospital, Vietnam.

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Nguyen NH, Van Nguyen T, Nguyen AQ, Van Nguyen P, Nguyen TNM. The first cohort of the COVID-19 patients in Vietnam and the national response to the pandemic. Int J Med Sci 2020; 17(16):2449-2453. doi:10.7150/ijms.45449. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v17p2449.htm

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is a novel infectious disease pandemic with the agent SARS-CoV-2 virus which is currently affecting and causing damage globally. The outbreak has been crossing over 200 countries in the world. In the situation of the outbreak of COVID-19, Vietnam has first sixteen typical cases confirmed positive updated to Feb 28th, 2020. After completely applying the medical prevention and active control, Vietnam has the ability to take control of the outbreak of COVID-19 as a recent of WHO assessment. Vietnam has been reported as an effective country for prevention and control the outbreak of COVID-19. We retroactive reviewed our experience with 16 positive cases isolation. This article aims to present the first cohort of COVID-19 patients updated to Feb 28th, 2020 in Vietnam and sharing the national response to the pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, prevention of disease, controls the outbreak, experience's lesson, Vietnam